LITELOK launches the ultimate portable motorcycle lock
Secured by Design member company and British lock manufacturer LITELOK says it’s time to say goodbye to heavy motorcycle locks that weigh you down whilst riding.
With the launch of their most secure lock to date, the Welsh brand has developed a motorcycle protection solution which balances ultimate security and portability and is made in UK. On 22nd November, LITELOK CORE launches with patented and highly secure lock technology built for optimum usability and peace of mind.
Motorcycle thefts are a devastating reality for many riders. A recent survey by the National Crime Intelligence Service (NCIS) based on the latest police figures on vehicle crime and performance bikes (500cc and above) has revealed some shocking statistics. More motorbikes are stolen in the UK than are bought new each year, and it takes on average 20 seconds to steal a motorcycle worth £10,000. What’s more, as a motorcyclist, you are reportedly eight times more likely to have your bike stolen than your car according to a world authority on motorcycle crime.
On-the-go motorcycle security can be cumbersome and usually involves carrying a heavy chain to secure a bike. An alarming number of motorcyclists choose not to bother carrying a heavy chain and therefore don’t lock up their bikes when they are out and about. In response to the demand for lightweight, portable security, LITELOK has proudly stepped up with LITELOK CORE MOTO and it’s here to make thieves lives a lot harder.
Capable of contending with even the most persistent thief, LITELOK CORE MOTO is the company’s most secure lock yet and built for riders who need to leave their motorcycles unattended when they’re out and about. Its innovative structure is designed to work with layered security to keep your ride safe. By integrating CORE into any motorcycle security system, riders can reduce external threats and ensure maximum security is achieved.
LITELOK CORE has already received the Red Dot Design Award 20214 for “perfectly meeting the requirements for a security lock that is simultaneously lightweight while offering the most effective protection possible against theft.” As well as being unlike any other motorcycle lock, the true innovation lies beneath the surface, with layers of security designed to foil the toughest of common theft tools. LITELOK CORE is built using aerospace grade stainless steel, plant-based polymer made from bio materials, and patented composite materials all built in-house, in the UK.
LITELOK’s latest patented lock technology Boaflexicore Plus combines a multi-filament high tensile steel inner core for tensile strength, fine grain hardened steel exoskeleton to absorb energy during attack, a rugged corrosion-resistant and weatherproof plant-based polymer and an abrasion-resistant braided outer sleeve. Joined to a hardened steel in-line lock casing with drill resistant stainless steel rivets and pick-resistant disc detainer style lock, LITELOK has constructed the ultimate portable motorcycle lock and a sure-fire way to safeguard your property.
As LITELOK’s Founder/CEO, Professor Neil Barron says, “After being fed up with having to carry around heavy locks, I thought there must be a way to create highly secure portable motorcycle locks. LITELOK CORE is a complete reengineering of LITELOK’s existing locks and takes its place at the pinnacle of lightweight lock engineering.” Professor Neil Barron is well-versed in the world of engineering and design. As a qualified Aeronautical Engineer (Rolls-Royce aero engines) as well as an alumnus from the prestigious Royal College of Art in London, he combined his passions for motorcycling, engineering and design by creating a solution previously unheard of; lightweight, flexible and secure bike locks.
LITELOK CORE is the ultimate portable motorcycle lock and has been tested and accredited by UK and EU industry experts and awarded Sold Secure Motorcycle Gold and ART3. It meets the ‘Police Preferred Specification’ of Secured by Design (SBD) and provides the best deterrent for motorcyclists looking to secure their bike when they’re on the go.
The new lock boasts some impressive features:
LITELOK’s Boaflexicore Plus strap is built with multiple layered protection to withstand aggressive and sustained attack. From the outside there’s a braided outer sleeve, rugged plant-based polymer shock absorbent layer, hardened aerospace grade steel exoskeleton and high tensile steel core which is joined to an aerospace grade hardened steel inline lock body.
The patented exoskeleton not only absorbs energy from attack and protects the high tensile steel core within, but it also flexes in sync to retain maximum flexibility without compromising on security.
When it comes to weight LITELOK CORE is unparalleled in its security class and up to 50% lighter than comparable motorcycle chains. Starting at just 2.5kg (5.4lb) say goodbye to hauling heavy chains.
CLICK TO LOCK:
An integrated design and click-to-lock system make it easy and fast to secure your bike, without having to fiddle around. Simply click to close without the need for a key. A key is only required to unlock your lock.
Innovative lock design enables two LITELOK locks to be paired together in parallel for additional length or on separate wheels for extra security. Ideal for locking multiple bikes.
EASY TO CARRY:
It complements a disc lock and is much lighter than a chain! It's the best motorbike lock for when you're on the go. Cinch it to store within your topbox, or curled up inside a tank bag or pannier.
Being the world’s lightest, flexible gold-rated motorcycle lock is not their only claim to fame. Thanks to its impressive growth, LITELOK has been able to open new manufacturing facilities in the UK and a distribution centre in the Netherlands. LITELOK is helping to boost the economy and local community thanks to its team of passionate bikers and cyclists and collaborates with some of the world's leading material scientists at Swansea University and other Universities to advance their technical knowhow. This combined with their rapid expansion has led to the company winning an award from Fast Growth 50 Wales 20212, which celebrates Wales’ fastest growing companies annually.
LITELOK CORE MOTO is simply the go-to for riders looking for peace of mind when out and about. It is available in a range of 3 colours and 2 lengths for motorcycles. CORE MOTO retail pricing starts at £149.99 and is available from www.litelok.com and leading motorcycle specialists across the UK and EU. This December, LITELOK CORE MOTO made its debut at the Motorcycle Live Show at the NEC, Birmingham.